This week's prayer suggestions

This week, please pray...

Lord Jesus, like your first disciples we are full of questions and uncertainties and don’t always understand what you are teaching us.

Help us to listen to you and always to seek better, more compassionate, fairer and more just ways of living and working with others.

Lord Jesus, you taught us that, in you, we find forgiveness, and wholeness of body, mind and spirit.

Help us to share the good news of your healing and restoring power with those who need you most.

Lord Jesus, you taught us that your truth makes us free and lays our fears to rest.

Help us to do all we can to promote understanding and mutual respect, and to confront prejudice, extremism and intolerance wherever we encounter them.

Lord Jesus, we want to grow in faith and love and service, and to become more like you in every way.

Help us to play our part in proclaiming that you are alive; and make us fruitful so that we might love and serve all those around us.

The Lord's Prayer (Contemporary)

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Lord's Prayer (Traditional)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

A Prayer for the Church

O God, in whose sovereign power rests everything in heaven and earth, take hold of your church today that, in every parish in this Diocese, we may be led humbly in the paths of holiness and boldly in the ways of witness, that many may be found as new disciples of Jesus Christ and learn to live joyfully in the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.